muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
200 ml bottle, Montreal Sourheads gathering on February 26 2006. Pours a still bronze-gold, oily and thick with small legs coating the glass thinly....warming alcohol, vanilla and freshly made sweet lightly spiced applesauce comprise the expressive aroma....the body is very, very sweet and syrupy, oaky vanilla and whiskey nostes, fresh and juicy but also earthy, musty and thick, quite complex....light alcohol burn at the finish is just right. A joyous sweet ending to a most memorable sour tasting!
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peach and apple honey diffused into a succulently thick mouthfeel...Alcohol warming is ingeniously linked to the sweetness, making you fall even deeper into your comfort zone...Possibly a new contender to the highest ranks of the Quebec ice cider kingdom, this is tooth-sucking and soul-warming greatness...
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark honey hue, still and oily looking though the legs are not as pronounced as many other ice ciders. Original aroma does not betray the extreme sweetness, rather hinting at orange tea, bee wax, concentrated strong apples to the point of feeling plasticy (more so because it takes into account the peel and a lot of derived alcohol than as an off-flavour). Complex in mouth if not one of the leaders in that department, it possesses enough acidity to balance the concentrated sugars, shaping into syrupy peachy, lip-smacking sweet kiss of growing apparent alcohol level. Phew, thanks Martin, a nice closure to a rough session. You will like this Todd!